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Mitchell, Skamperle, Morley win Ogdensburg council seats


Two veterans plus one newcomer will sit on the Ogdensburg City Council next year.

In a cap on a relatively quiet five-candidate race for three seats on the city’s lawmaking body, incumbents Republican-Conservative Michael D. Morley and Democrat-Conservative Daniel E. Skamperle and first-time Republican Brian R. Mitchell scored victories on Tuesday.

Challengers, “Want To Know” Party Penny Sharrow and Republican James R. Amo, trailed.

Mr. Mitchell received an unofficial top tally of 1,004 votes.

“I’m absolutely astounded,” he said last night. “People want a change.”

Mr. Skamperle won a second term with 967 votes.

“Nice, nice,” he said. “Things are going to start happening.”

Mr. Morley, the city’s deputy mayor, won re-election to a fourth four-year term with 861 votes.

“That’s good,” he said. “I’m happy that I got back in.”

Ms. Sharrow received 813 votes.

“It was a good shot,” she said of her campaign and congratulating the winners.

Mr. Amo, a member of the city zoning board of appeals and running for the second time, received 763 votes.

There’ll be no more council runs.

“I congratulate the winners,” Mr. Amo said. “That’s all I have to say.”

Republican Councilor R. Storm Cilley did not seek re-election to second term.

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